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Lesser-Known Romantic Destinations

Updated: Sep 9, 2021

Travelling is an activity that is described as a “fun” activity but this activity can turn into a beautiful memory when traveled with your soulmate. Confused about which places you want to travel with your soul mate? Want to travel to a romantic destination with your beloved one? Here are a few places where you can have a wonderful trip with your other half.

1. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

The beautiful town of Tawang is located at a height of about 3084m. It is known for its wonderful monasteries. This place is also famous since it’s the birthplace of the 6th Dalai Lama, Tsangyang Gyatso. 

This magnificent town also known as Dawang has many wonderful sceneries which will leave you mesmerized. This area has a significance of Buddhist monks. The monasteries here are a must-visit especially the Tawang monastery which is popular and extremely scared for the Buddhist. Tawang is a place which will flatter you with its natural beauty wrapped in the scent of spirituality. The Orchid and the Tipi Orchid Sanctuary are ideal places which should be added in your list to visit for a more beautiful experience. Along with this one can have their taste buds to experience Tawang by indulging into the area’s unique cuisine.

Start dreaming about an evening walk at Tawang valley with your soulmate.

Top places to visit in Tawang:-

Sela Pass, Madhuri Lake, Nuranang Falls, Tawang War Memorial, Gorichen Peak.

Best time to visit Tawang:-

Tawang is most ideal during the summer and most of the monsoon season. The weather is very pleasant during the summers and the monsoon but extremely cold during the winters. The temperature drops down till 1-3 degree Celsius during the winters. The snowfall out there can also hamper the accessibility. Hence March – September is the ideal time to visit.

2. Alleppey, Kerala

Bordering the Laccadive Sea, Alleppey is a South Indian city in Kerala which has been given the title “Venice of the East”. Officially known as Allapuzha, it is known for its wide network of interlinking, palm-fringed canals called backwaters and the refreshing Ayurvedic Resorts. This charming place is popular for its Houseboat cruises that pass through the serene backwaters, where one can catch glimpses of choir making activities, lush green paddy fields, the beautiful birds circling and flying in the sky and witness the life of the locals in this state.

The Alleppey beach lies in the Arabian Sea, is a wonderful exemplar found along the Malabar Coast. One must not miss the traditional snake boat race which takes place in August and September and try out some palm wine which can be bought from a local toddy shop for adding a touch of fidelity to your travel experience.

Top places to visit:-

Alleppey Houseboats, Alappuzha Beach, Alleppey Backwaters, Alleppey Resorts, Vembanad Lake, Nehru Trophy Boat Race, Krishnapuram Palace.

Best time to visit Alleppey:-

The months of October-February is the best time to visit this place since it has a moderate temperature during that time, making it perfect to explore this city. The summers are not recommended as it is extremely hot since the temperature can go as high as 40 degrees shutting down all the outdoor activities. The monsoon here starts from June and ends in September which is not an ideal time to visit this place, but the monsoon lovers can visit Alleppey in June.

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3. Valley Of Flowers, Uttrakhand

The Valley Of Flowers is a picturesque national park located in a district named Chamoli in Uttrakhand. The serene Valley of Flowers is a World Heritage Site. It is known for its wild untamed blooms surrounded by white peaks. This region is rich in varied flora and fauna. The virgin beauty of this mystical valley will leave you enchanted.

Top places to visit:-

Nanda Devi National Park, Hemkund Lake, Hemkund Sahib, Ghangaria.

Best time to visit Uttarakhand:-

The Valley opens from June 1 and shuts in October. The ideal time to visit this place would from June to September. August is the best time to visit this place, as you can see the beautiful blooming flowers. You can enter the valley between 7 am-2 pm and leave by 5 pm as it is restricted to daytime.

4. Coonoor, Tamil Nandu

Coonoor is the second largest hill of the Western Ghats. Coonoor is a delightful and serene location. You can have a scenic view of the Nilgiri Hills and Catherine Falls. The lush green view, manicured hills and the Colonial culture makes it a dreamy as well as a beautiful location to visit. Also, you are gonna fall in love with the Coonoor weather.

Top places to visit:-

Sim’s Park, Dolphins Nose, Lamb’s rock, Hidden Valley and Law’s Falls.

Best time to visit Coonoor:-

October – March is the best time to visit this beautiful place since the climate is very pleasant and cold. Monsoons are also considered as an ideal time to visit as the place doesn’t receive heavy rainfall.

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5. Havelock Island, Andaman & Nicobar Island

Officially named as the Swaraj Island, this island is one of a largest and popular island in Andaman & Nicobar archipelago. It is known for its pearly white sands, crystal blue water and the rich corals and verdant forests. You can also do water activities like scuba diving, snorkelling, deep-sea diving etc. On can rent scooters and ride it on the narrow roads or through the tropical dense jungle. The unique and the traditional cuisine of this place will make your travel experience more memorable.

Top places to visit:-

Radhanagar Beach, Elephant Beach, Kalpathar Beach and Vijaynagar Beach

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Best time to visit:-

The most suitable time to visit would be between October and May since the climate would be quite pleasant. The Monsoons, July –September are not much recommended as the waves could be very unpredictable.

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6. Imphal, Manipur

This paradise is the last largest city in the easternmost front of the country. Imphal has a mesmerizing charm which is surrounded by its natural beauty, landscapes, sceneries as well as its significant history. The first answer for thing to do in Manipur would be Imphal.

The green landscapes, beautiful surroundings, unexplored territories and undulating rivers of Imphal make it a perfect destination to visit. Pack your bags and enjoy the cozy Imphal weather.

Top places to visit:-

Loktak Lake and Sendra Island, Kangla Fort, Tharon Cave, Shaheed Minar and the Keibul Lamjao National Park.

Best time to visit:-

Although the climate is quite pleasant throughout the year, September to April, Imphal is the best time to visit. The monsoon season is not advisable to visit since one might not experience the best of Imphal.

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7. Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh

This “Mini-Switzerland of India” is a small town near Dalhousie which has a mesmerizing beauty. The beautiful landscapes of this place are bound to leave an unforgetful impression on the tourists. This place is surrounded by green meadows and beautiful dense forests. Khajjiar is famous for its nine-hole golf-course which is huddled in the middle of the beautiful and green landscape. This region has a lot of adventurous activities like paragliding, zorbing, trekking etc.

Top places to visit Khajjar:-

Khajjiar Lake, Kalatop wildlife sanctuary, Golden Devi Temple, Lord Shiva Statue.

Best time to visit:-

Khajjiar has a pleasant climate throughout the year and hence can be visited any time of the year. During January and February, the place receives occasional snowfall and the road can be unpredictable during these two months hampering your trip if there is heavy snowfall.

Khajjiar hotels
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8. Shillong, Meghalaya

Shillong is known as Scotland of the East. Shillong is a beautiful city encircled by pine trees and numerous waterfalls. The exciting mountain peaks, crystal clear lakes, breathtakingly beautiful golf courses, museums and the zoo are the key reasons why people visit Shillong.

Apart from the captivating natural beauty, Shillong also acts as the gateway to Meghalaya which is known for its caving, tallest waterfalls, beautiful landscapes and fantastic people and culture. Shillong has a very jovial culture and people. Shillong peak is known as the music capital of India as many musicians have hailed from this place. The beautiful Shillong weather is a must enjoy.

Top places to visit:-

Umiam Lake, Elephant Falls, Police Bazar, Laitlum Canyons, Shillong Peak, Mawphlang.

Best time to visit:-

The best time to visit Shillong is between September and May as the weather remains pleasant during these months. These months do receive occasional rain but its relatively lesser than in the monsoons.

The beauty in monsoon is at a peak in this place.

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9. Arakhu Valley, Andhra Pradesh

This is a lesser-known hill station. This is a very tranquil destination. This exclusive valley is located 120kms away from Vishakhapatnam and is home to several tribes. This place is popularly known for its exquisite coffee whose aroma will have you craving for a cuppa. There are few tribal caves and the Museum Of Tribal Arts which is a must-visit.

Top places to visit:-

Borra Caves, Katiki Waterfalls, Chaparai Waterfalls, Tadimada Waterfalls, Matsyagundam, Bheemli Beach

Best time to visit:-

The perfect time to visit this place is between September to February. The valley gets quite cold after December and the temperature drops till 4 degree Celsius. August is the month tourist prefer to visit since the monsoons add a beautiful charm to its lush green fields.

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These were the few exotic places one must travel with their partner and not miss out going without them.

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